ABEXIT - is it time for Alberta to think about leaving Canada?


JLM
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#1591
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

Kinda hard on the kitchen floor having a campfire there, though.


Not there yet! The old one still works perfectly in its 26th year!
 
AnnaEmber
#1592
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Not there yet! The old one still works perfectly in its 26th year!

Why replace it then?
 
JLM
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#1593
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

Why replace it then?


The wife would kind of like a self cleaning oven so it's just a matter of working our way through a few priorities. Safety first, convenience second!
 
Curious Cdn
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#1594
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Nah, she got an early Xmas present - Four brand new Hercules snow tires on the car - told her they may have to do for two Xmases. Had to postpone the stove for a couple of years.

Did she at least get to choose the colour?
 
Danbones
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#1595
No, they are NOT racist like you nazicommies, they are what ever sex they declare themselves to be.

Which as you would likely know from your own wife, too tired would be their sex tonight.
 
Curious Cdn
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#1596
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

No, they are NOT racist like you nazicommies, they are what ever sex they declare themselves to be.

Which as you would likely know from your own wife, too tired would be their sex tonight.

Do you always fantasize about the other posters like that, Crazy Pants?
 
captain morgan
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#1597
You're one to talk Mr. inbred backwoods hillbilly
 
JLM
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#1598
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Did she at least get to choose the colour?


Yeah, all four of them are black.
 
Curious Cdn
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#1599
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yeah, all four of them are black.

So, you chose them, then?
 
Twin_Moose
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#1600
Wexit group applies to become federal political party
 
captain morgan
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#1601
This is the first step
 
JLM
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#1602
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

So, you chose them, then?


Have you forgotten Henry Ford's famous admonition?
 
AnnaEmber
#1603
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

No, they are NOT racist like you nazicommies, they are what ever sex they declare themselves to be.

Which as you would likely know from your own wife, too tired would be their sex tonight.

hahaha
 
AnnaEmber
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#1604
I still think it'd be best if we completely ditched the idea of parties. I think that would help to force people to vote on merit rather than identity. Personally, I can't give a hoot about who is in what party. If a person does a good job, or even tries their best to do a good job, then I will vote for them.
As far as east vs. west goes, I think we in the west can be autonomous if we need to be, but I'd rather not spend years and billions trying to separate. And that's after convincing the governors of our provinces that we need to separate. No easy task. I doubt it would be much easier to convince them to withhold tranfer payments and whatever else, either.
 
captain morgan
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#1605
The big problem with having a non-party system is that it makes it almost impossible to get anything of significance accomplished.


Take a look at some of the European nations that have fractional minorities in place, in effect, the gvt is at a standstill all the time
 
AnnaEmber
#1606
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

The big problem with having a non-party system is that it makes it almost impossible to get anything of significance accomplished.


Take a look at some of the European nations that have fractional minorities in place, in effect, the gvt is at a standstill all the time

If people don't cooperate and reconcile, sure. Immature idiots seem to see things in black and white, though, so they dig in their heels instead of coming to agreements.
 
petros
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#1607
Latest polls have 33% in AB and 27% in SK wanting to split.

"Historic"
 
captain morgan
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#1608
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

If people don't cooperate and reconcile, sure. Immature idiots seem to see things in black and white, though, so they dig in their heels instead of coming to agreements.


To start, we're talking politicians here so any progress is hampered due to that alone. Now, factor in the regional preferences and you find yourself stalled and likely in a Us vs Them scenario.


In a perfect world, your suggestion works, but unfortunately, we live in a world that is far 'less than perfect'.
 
AnnaEmber
#1609
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

To start, we're talking politicians here so any progress is hampered due to that alone. Now, factor in the regional preferences and you find yourself stalled and likely in a Us vs Them scenario.


In a perfect world, your suggestion works, but unfortunately, we live in a world that is far 'less than perfect'.

So that of course means that no-one should come to agreement.
 
captain morgan
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#1610
It doesn't mean that at all, but it does have to occur in a timely manner and simply using some contemporary examples, I believe that it exemplifies the inability for all the stars to line-up such that things get done
 
Twin_Moose
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#1611
I think the PM should be voted independent from the party, 2 check boxes one for local choice and one for PM choice
 
AnnaEmber
#1612
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

It doesn't mean that at all, but it does have to occur in a timely manner and simply using some contemporary examples, I believe that it exemplifies the inability for all the stars to line-up such that things get done

lol Since when have gov'ts done anything in a timely manner?
 
JLM
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#1613
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

I still think it'd be best if we completely ditched the idea of parties. I think that would help to force people to vote on merit rather than identity. Personally, I can't give a hoot about who is in what party. If a person does a good job, or even tries their best to do a good job, then I will vote for them.
As far as east vs. west goes, I think we in the west can be autonomous if we need to be, but I'd rather not spend years and billions trying to separate. And that's after convincing the governors of our provinces that we need to separate. No easy task. I doubt it would be much easier to convince them to withhold tranfer payments and whatever else, either.


Yep, all the parties are very much the same thing, the main platforms being to lie, steal and cheat whenever necessary to remain in power and qualify for the fattest pension!
 
JLM
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#1614
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

I think the PM should be voted independent from the party, 2 check boxes one for local choice and one for PM choice


Sort of like the way it happens in the U.S. ……………………………….I think!
 
MHz
#1615
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yep, all the parties are very much the same thing, the main platforms being to lie, steal and cheat whenever necessary to remain in power and qualify for the fattest pension!

We are a mirror of out European home. Just as fukked, maybe even more as we could have escaped so we are slaves by choice and the owners are still psychopaths.


Bring the east down so they have to start acting like the people in the west. That is not impossible and you can do it from home. It will be hard as the east thrives on lies and the west has to avoid falling for the same 'easy out'. It is the liars whole bet embarrassed and flustered as their lies unfold. Clearly that is where the untouchable crooks live so that is a damn good reason to push it to the limits.